Northern League 2017

Team Isle of Man will once again be competing in Div 2W of the Northern League.  Last year we did really well however we found ourselves facing demotion and it was only through the amazing efforts of our athletes on the last match did we manage to stay in the current league.

The Northern League also provides an ideal opportunity for our U17 athletes to compete at a level, which whilst challenging, is well within their capability and to enjoy being part of a team which has been a starting point for many of our elite athletes, many of which still compete. If you are a new U17 and would like to have a chat about the Northern League and what it offers then please get in touch.

In order to get a greater understanding of the athletes available for each trip I would ask that you complete and return a Northern League Commitment Form.  I would also ask that you do this a soon as you can.

This year the matches are as follows:

Match 1 – Saturday, 6 May – Leigh (day trip)
Match 2 – Sunday, 4 June – the Oval, Bebington (1 night stop)
Match 3 – Sunday, 9 July – Wavertree (1 night stop)
Match 4 – Saturday, 5 August – Blackburn (day trip)

Once I have an understanding of the numbers travelling I will be able to provide more details regarding costs.  It has however been agreed that your Club will again fund you to 50% of the total costs.

The Northern League is for FULLY PAID UP FIRST CLAIM MEMBERS of Manx Harriers, Western AC and Northern AC. If you wish to be considered then please ensure that you have paid your annual membership fees to you Club and that your Club has paid your EA fee.  Checks are made and the last thing we want is to have points docked because you haven’t paid your fees!

If you are an Official and available to join us then there are two funded spaces from each Club.  Please also complete the Commitment Form so I can organise who the officials will be for each match. Remember we need 1 timekeeper, 1 track official and 4 field officials one of which must be a level 2B.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in taking part then please pass this information onto them.

I would like to thank you in advance for returning your forms promptly!

Anthony Brand
Team Manager

Isle of Man Athletics Team: Gotland 2017 Island Games

The Isle of Man Athletics Association is pleased to announce the 26 track and field and road running athletes who will compete for the Isle of Man at the XVII NatWest Island Games being held in Gotland, Sweden from 24th June – 30th June 2017.

Island Games Champions Catherine Reid, Hannah Riley and Rachael Franklin will seek to retain their Island Games crowns in Gotland having triumphed in Jersey 2015, with the Isle of Man Team also defending the Ladies Half Marathon Team and 4 x400m Relay titles.

Jersey medalists Kevin Loundes, Andy Barron and Hannah Howard also return and will again compete in the Half Marathon, Bethan Pilley will compete in the long jump while Alan Corlett will look to regain his 2013 title in the 3000m steeplechase.

Athletics Team Manager Anthony Brand said: “I’m very excited by this group of athletes and what I think we can achieve in Gotland.”

“There’s a real blend of experience and exciting new talent, with the likes of Island Games medalists, Joe, Catherine, Rachael, Hannah and Kevin, selected alongside those becoming Island Games athletes for the first time, like Rhys Owen, David Mullarkey, Elissa Morris and Ashleigh Lachenicht.”

“This is a very well prepared and strong team.  We believe the performances this group can achieve will see us challenging for a number of places on the podium at this games and in the future”

The selected athletes are:

Men:

100m

Marcus Clague
Brandon Atchison

200m

Marcus Clague
Brandon Atchison

400m

Joe Reid

800m

Rhys Owen
David Mullarkey

1500m

Rhys Owen
David Mullarkey

5000m

Alan Corlett
Jack Okell 

10,000m

Oliver Lockely
Kevin Loundes

3000m steeplechase

Alan Corlett
Max Costley   

Hammer Throw

Richard Bell

Discus Throw

Richard Bell

Javelin Throw

Joe Harris
Brandon Atchison

Half Marathon

Oliver Lockely
Kevin Loundes
Andy Baron

Women:

100m

Meghan Pilley
Bethan Pilley

200m

Meghan Pilley 

400m

Catherine Reid
Ashleigh Lachenicht 

800m

Ashleigh Lachenicht

1500m

Rachael Franklin

5000m

Rachael Franklin
Karen Shimmin 

10,000m

Karen Shimmin
Hannah Howard

100m hurdles

Hannah Riley
Amber Sibbald

400m hurdles

Sara Watterson
Hannah Riley

High Jump

Sara Watterson

Long Jump

Bethan Pilley
Amber Sibbald

Hammer Throw

Alice Bell 

Half Marathon

Hannah Howard
Sarah Webster
Elissa Morris

Relay Squads – will be made up from the above selected athletes

Team Staff List

Anthony Brand – Manager
Richard Sille –Assistant Manager
Bridget Kaneen – Assistant Manager
Sarah Linehan – Sports Therapist

The Island Games Athletics Team is kindly supported by Full Factory Winnerswear.

Isle of Man Junior Championship Pentathlon – Results

The Isle of Man Athletics Association held an open Junior Pentathlon Championship on 3rd September 2016 at the NSC, Douglas.  The conditions were far from ideal but everyone did really well.  Here are the results.

Congratulations to everyone who took part.

Thanks to organiser Di Shimell and all the officials for helping on the day.

Isle of Man Junior Championship Pentathlon

The Isle of Man Athletics Association is holding an open junior pentathlon championship on 3rd September 2016 at the NSC, Douglas.

The event is open to U13 and U15 athletes who meet the following criteria:

Under 13 Boy or Girl        11 or 12 at Midnight at 31st Aug/1st Sept 2016
Under 15 Boy or Girl        13 or 14 at Midnight at 31st Aug/1st Sept 2016

Events are:

U13 Girls 70m Hurdles Shot Put 2.72kg High Jump Long Jump 800m
U13 Boys 75m Hurdles Shot Put 3.25kg High Jump Long Jump 800m
U15 Girls 75m Hurdles Shot Put 3.00kg High Jump Long Jump 800m
U15 Boys 80m Hurdles Shot Put 4.00kg High Jump Long Jump 800m

ENTRIES CLOSE ON Thurs 1st September 2016

ENTRY FEE: £5.00

Please make cheques payable to the IOM Athletics Association and send in with your completed application form to:

Di Shimell, 3 Marlborough Terrace, Alexander Drive, Douglas Isle of Man. IM2 3QJ. Enquiries to Tel: 623582/450488 or email dishimell@hotmail.com

PLEASE NOTE – YOU MUST DECLARE YOUR INTENTION TO COMPETE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE COMPETITION.  Registration is expected to open at 9.30 a.m. on 3rd September 2016 the first event will start at 10.00 a.m.  Please check IOMAA website for updates on timings.  Medals will be presented to first three in each category.

Team Managers Wanted for Commonwealth Games

The Isle of Man Commonwealth Games  is requesting names for consideration as Managers for both The Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017 being held in the Bahamas 17/24 July 2017 and the Commonwealth Games in 2018 being held in Gold Coast Australia 4/15 April 2018.

Applicants will  need to be available before and after for travel to and from the Games.

It is expected that the roles will be appointed this Autumn. Male and female managers are asked to apply with the Bahamas Games requiring both a male and female alternates as the gender of nominations will not be known until selection time.

Attendance at the Games is dependent upon selection of athletes.

Initial applications of interest in these posts and enquiries about the roles should be forwarded to Allan Callow at p.n.k@manx.net or you can call him on 473354 by October 31 2016 at  the latest.

All applications will be treated in full confidence.